2023 Re-auditing of the University of Heidelberg
The University of Heidelberg has been certified as a "family-friendly university" since 2010. This year, it successfully applied for this certificate from "berufundfamilie" for the fifth time. The certificate is awarded to universities that gear their human resources policy and the design of the working environment for employees, academics and students towards ensuring that the compatibility of family, career and studies can be guaranteed to the greatest possible extent.
Closure of the day care centre INF 159
The INF 159 day care centre will close on 31 December 2025. Heidelberg University has 20 nursery places for its employees in this facility. It is important to know that the places that the University has had in the INF 159 day care centre up to now will not be discontinued from 2026, but will be transferred entirely to the Humboldtstraße 17 day care centre from 1 January 2026. This means that the university will retain all its nursery places. There will be no admission freeze. All affected parents, teachers, etc. have already been informed. The Studierendenwerk and the Family Service will accompany and advise all parents individually during this transition. During this transition, new contracts for the Kita INF 159 will initially only be concluded until 31 December 2025. For children who are still in kindergarten beyond this period, the UNIFY Family Service will work with the Studierendenwerk to find a good solution for continued care until they start school.
The holiday sports programme for children (6-10 years) of university members offers a varied sports programme in the first two weeks of the summer holidays under the motto "Summer Olympics".
Futher information (in German) here.